Anyone Know This One? Lunatic right-winger D. James Kennedy publishes a monthly newsletter called Impact. The current edition has several articles dealing with evolutoin-related issues. Most of it is the usual deranged litany of creationist flapdoodle, but there was one line that caught my eye, from this article:
I almost fell out of my chair. A public television interviewer had just asked Sir Julian Huxley, a leading defender of evolution until his death in 1975, why he thought Darwin’s idea caught on so quickly. His answer astonished me.
“[I suppose the reason] we all jumped at the Origin [Darwin’s On the Origin of Species],” Huxley said, “was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores.” “Mores,” of course, is a secular term for morals.
Kennedy frequently uses this quote from Huxley. Does anyone know anything about it? Did Huxley actually say this? Is there more to the context than what Kennedy is describing?